Sandra?s a quiet, deserving achiever



'A QUIET little toiler' is how Andrew Fraser has described Coffs Harbour's 2006 Woman of the Year, Sandra Casson.

"There are a lot of deserving people in this community and it's nice to be given the opportunity to say here is someone who deserves recognition," Mr Fraser said.

The State Government introduced the Woman of the Year award last year to mark International Women's Day, held annually on March 8.

After recovering from her initial 'shock and embarrassment', Mrs Casson said it was an honour and a privilege to be Coffs Harbour's nomination for the State award.

"There are a lot of people in this town who deserve this. I do what I do because I love it," Mrs Casson said.

And the list of what Mrs Casson does is extensive. She is heavily involved in the Coffs Regional Cancer Service and was a driving force behind the establishment of the regional cancer lodge.

She is a volunteer to cancer services and has helped raise awareness of cancer services. She has also been involved with the Orara Valley Fair, Rivercare, the Silent Vis- itors program and TellyCross.

Tomorrow's Coffs Coast Advocate celebrates International Women's Day.



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